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KSU Downtown Gallery opens juried exhibition
Sep 29, 2016 4:00 AM

KSU Downtown Gallery opens juried exhibition 

Over 55 works by artists from 40 states and five countries were accepted into the National Collage Society's 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition, opening from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Kent State University Downtown Gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
'Mindscapes' opens at Group Ten Gallery
Sep 29, 2016 4:00 AM

'Mindscapes' opens at Group Ten Gallery 

Group Ten Gallery's new exhibit will feature two of the cooperative's members, Bill Peck and Carol Tomasik, who are staging a two-person exhibition and sale of their artwork through Nov. 5. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 138 Burbick Way, Kent.

Badfish swims back to Nelson Ledges
Sep 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Badfish swims back to Nelson Ledges 

Sublime Tribute band Badfish is heading out for another nationwide tour, kicking off Friday and Saturday at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. Festival openers include Shrub and Tropidelic.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Folk singer to make Kent debut
Sep 22, 2016 4:00 AM

Folk singer to make Kent debut 

"It's very much the two of us," said singer Joan Shelley about her third album, "Over and Even," which features fingerstyle guitarist Nathan Salsburg. "With previous albums, I did a few rare stripped down songs with acoustic guitar and voice arrangements. I wanted to do an album reflecting that.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
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Art and music combine at Kent State on Sunday.
Sep 15, 2016 4:00 AM

Art and music combine at Kent State on Sunday. 

Area artist Jance Lentz to show slides of impressionist paintings during Debussy concert

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
'Round Town keeps growing
Sep 15, 2016 4:00 AM

'Round Town keeps growing 

38 bands-over 30 venues-one historic night of music

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Kent State gallery opens Dexter Davis exhibition
Sep 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Kent State gallery opens Dexter Davis exhibition 

Cleveland artist Dexter Davis will exhibit his first-ever retrospective, "Dexter Davis: A Portrait." The inaugural show of Kent State University's new Center for Visual Arts Gallery runs through Oct. 7.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Folk singer Joe Crookston will perform Friday in Kent
Sep 8, 2016 4:00 AM

Folk singer Joe Crookston will perform Friday in Kent 

New York-based folk singer Joe Crookston was studying classical guitar and studio art at Kent State University when he stumbled upon the Kent Folk Festival in 1991 that would forever change his idea of music.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Walker celebrates CD release at Kent Stage
Sep 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Walker celebrates CD release at Kent Stage 

In March 2013, while leading a Hawaiian harmonica retreat, Kent musician Hal Walker and three friends were enjoying a stroll along the black lava rocks of Kauai when a rogue wave swept Walker and his friend into the ocean.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Lotus headlining 'Summerdance' at Nelson Ledges
Sep 1, 2016 4:00 AM

Lotus headlining 'Summerdance' at Nelson Ledges 

Lotus released a new pop rock album, "Eat the Light," this July. The album features vocals on every track, a first for the group. "I'd say it's our most pop-oriented release," said bassist and sampler Jesse Miller, calling from his home in Philadelphia.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
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Sep 1, 2016 4:00 AM

PBS to air program on Kent murders on Sept. 7 

A new locally produced documentary explores the brutal--and controversial--murder cases of two Kent, Ohio, women more than 70 years ago."46 Days: The Confessions of Ned Kellogg" will premiere on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Folk duo to mark 50 years
Aug 25, 2016 4:00 AM

Folk duo to mark 50 years 

Next year marks 50 years for Brewer & Shipley

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Youngstown man is pursuing country music
Aug 18, 2016 4:00 AM

Youngstown man is pursuing country music 

Andy Timko is trading in his basketball jersey for a guitar and microphone. The former Youngstown State University basketball player is trying to make a name for himself in country music.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Aug 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Blackout Cookout Saturday at Outpost 

Kenny Royer of The Ravenna Arsenal and friends are organizing the 7th annual Blackout Cookout on Saturday at The Outpost, 4962 S.R. 43 in Brimfield."I didn't really know we'd do it more than once," Royer said. "It was a party for a barbecue and a bunch of my friends in bands came to play.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Bacon Brothers to perform Friday in Kent
Aug 11, 2016 4:00 AM

Bacon Brothers to perform Friday in Kent 

After nearly 20 years, The Bacon Brothers -- led by Michael and Kevin Bacon -- have found their groove writing and performing music on the road. The Bacon Brothers perform on Friday at Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
McCandless joins jazz trio for show
Aug 4, 2016 4:00 AM

McCandless joins jazz trio for show

Grammy Award-winner and world-renowned jazz superstar Paul McCandless and Bay-Area jazz trio Charged Particles are performing music together from McCandless' solo compositions this summer and fall.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer
Movie review: 'Suicide Squad' has its moments
Aug 3, 2016 5:00 PM

Movie review: 'Suicide Squad' has its moments

Superhero fatigue? Warner Brothers and DC Comics have a remedy for that with "Suicide Squad," filled with characters who are decidedly uninterested in heroics. "We're bad guys," sneers demented clown Harley Quinn, in case there was any question.

By Katie Walsh | Tribune News Service (tns)
Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases
Aug 3, 2016 5:00 PM

Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases

Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (N

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Movie review: Will Smith, Margot Robbie stand out in mega-stuffed superhero mess 'Suicide Squad'
Aug 3, 2016 5:00 PM

Movie review: Will Smith, Margot Robbie stand out in mega-stuffed superhero mess 'Suicide Squad'

Three "if"s, a "when" and a "but" regarding the new DC Comics movie "Suicide Squad" starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis: IF you were to make a better film than the one writer-director David Ayer has made, you'd still hire Smith.

By Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune (tns)
Brett Dennen to perform at the Kent Stage
Jul 28, 2016 4:00 AM

Brett Dennen to perform at the Kent Stage 

Brett Dennen, a 38-year-old California singer-songwriter, was at a crossroads in life when he made his new album, "Por Favor." "I was struggling with a lot of things personal and professional," Dennen said, calling from a tour stop in Kentucky.

By Kelly Maile | Staff Writer